Partner Agencies

United Way volunteers conduct the annual community-wide fundraising campaign to support the Partner Agencies.

The Budget and Admissions Committee evaluates each agency’s programs, finances and operations before recommending funding levels to the Board of Trustees. Their work ensures that donated funds are spent wisely and efficiently. All campaign donations are used locally for the benefit of the people of Fostoria.

Black Swamp Area Council Boy Scouts develops youth through character building activities, citizenship training, career exploration and community service.

Camp Fire Northwest Ohio teaches self-reliance classes at the middle school and leads a traditional after school Camp Fire Club at the Fostoria Townhomes.

 Hospice Care provides emotional support, guidance, pain control and home health aides for end-of-life patients, designated gifts only.

DayBreak SAIDO Learning Center provides an innovative, non-pharmacological treatment shown to reduce the symptoms of dementia among older adults.

Financial Assistance for Cancer Treatment provides direct financial assistance with patient expenses including transportation, prescriptions, supplies and medical equipment related to cancer treatments.

First Step Family Resource Center shelters victims of domestic violence. It has a 24-hour support line, enrichment series and outreach programs for men, women and children.

Fostoria Area Habitat for Humanity develops decent, affordable housing in partnership with prospective owner-families.

Fostoria Learning Center provides adult training for a skilled workforce to fill jobs currently available in the greater Fostoria area.

Fostoria Senior Citizens Center provides a social outlet and a pleasant gathering place for the 50-plus crowd.

Geary Family YMCA receives funding to support youth sports programs, member scholarships, the childcare center and swimming lessons.

Girl Scouts of Western Ohio is a structured program for girls 5-17 focusing on individual areas of interest, camp experience and organized troops.

PatchWorks House provides supervised visitation and exchanges for children whose families are in crisis.

Red Cross, North Central Ohio Chapter shelters, feeds and provides emergency support for victims of local natural disasters.

Seneca-Crawford Area Transportation provides public transportation for work, school, appointments and special events. It transports individuals out-or-county for medical appointments.

St. Vincent de Paul Society provides a hand up for individuals and families in time of need through volunteer work, donated items, minor repairs, and emergency funding.


Agencies serving the people of Fostoria and have 501(c)(3) status are welcome to apply for Partner Agency status. For more information, contact Evelyn Marker at the United Way Office.

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